Community Priority Evaluation

  • No, .kids isn’t a community either

    … DotKids Foundation has comprehensively lost is .kids Community Priority Evaluation. The company’s CPE results came out at the weekend (pdf), showing a score of 6 out of the 16 available points, a long way short of the 14-point passing score. Like other “community” new gTLD bids before it, .kids failed because the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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  • DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

    … DotMusic’s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. The panel wrote: The Panel…

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  • “We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay appeal

    … at the Community Priority Evaluation process that could see it win .gay without paying at auction. Today, BGC chair Chris Disspain published a blog post that’s basically a defense against accusations that ICANN is somehow intolerant or ignorant of gay issues. The post explains the RfR process, explains that the latest decision doesn’t mean there…

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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … Ed O’Brien, guitarist with the band Radiohead, has become the latest musician to throw his support behind DotMusic’s community-based application for the new gTLD .music. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), O’Brien said that if DotMusic loses its ongoing Community Priority Evaluation, it will “be setting back the world’s chances of a Fair Trade…

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  • .gay applicant appeals community loss, again

    … dotgay LLC has appealed its Community Priority Evaluation defeat again, filing a new Request for Reconsideration with ICANN this week. It’s an unprecedented second use of the RfR process to appeal its CPE loss, in which the Economist Intelligence Unit panel decided the applicant’s definition of “gay” was far too broad to award dotgay enough…

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  • .gay flunks community review for second time

    … dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time. After an unprecedented re-run of its Community Priority Evaluation, the applicant scored just 10 out of the 16 available points. That’s exactly the same as it scored the first time around, still four points short of success. For the second…

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  • Two .cpa applicants lose CPE

    … Two applicants that applied for the gTLD .cpa as a “Community” have lost their Community Priority Evaluations. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants scored 11 points out of 16, CPA Australia scored 12. While relatively high scores for CPE, they both failed to pass the 14-point winning threshold. The string, which stands…

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  • .music applicant caught using bogus Wikipedia page

    … draws text, without citation, from DotMusic’s own application. The Wikipedia page was created October 21, 2014, just two weeks after rival .music applicant Far Further spectacularly failed in its own Community Priority Evaluation bid. In March this year, DotMusic cited (pdf) a November 26 version of the Wikipedia page in whole in a controversial…

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  • .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … One of the applicants for .gay has won a significant battle in the fight for the controversial new gTLD. In a shock move, a committee of ICANN’s board of directors has overturned the rejection of dotgay LLC’s Community Priority Evaluation, ordering that the case should be re-examined by a new panel of experts. As you may recall, dotgay’s CPE…

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  • Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

    … Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn’t exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the gay…

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  • Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

    … An applicant for .gay has lost its chance to get exclusive rights to the new gTLD, partly because the self-defined gay community it wants to represent is not “gay” enough. Dotgay LLC is one of four applicants, and the only “Community” applicant under ICANN rules, for .gay. But the company yesterday failed in its attempt to pass a Community…

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  • Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

    … applicant could pass CPE, but it’s looking even less likely for DotMusic after today’s result for Far Further. .music, it seems, is heading to auction, where it is likely to fetch big bucks. Related posts: Roussos loses last .music LRO RIAA backs .music new gTLD bid Community panel hands .radio to EBU because nobody objected …

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  • Community panel hands .radio to EBU because nobody objected

    … The European Broadcasting Union is likely to win the right to the .radio new gTLD, beating three portfolio applicants, after a favorable Community Priority Evaluation. The main reason the EBU managed to score a passing 14 out of 16 points in the CPE is that there was no significant objection to the EBU’s bid on the public record. The EBU…

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  • .hotel avoids auction with CPE win

    … A new gTLD applicant backed by the hotel industry has won a Community Priority Evaluation, meaning it gets to automatically win the .hotel contention set without going to auction. If the decision stands, no fewer than six rival applicants for the string — including the likes of Donuts, Radix, Famous Four and Minds + Machines — are going to have…

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